Bike to Work Day – Friday May 17

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS for the first time hosts the F5 Bike to Work Day station at the west end of the West Seattle low level bridge where the Bridge Trail, Duwamish Trail, and Alki Trail converge. Stop a minute for a home made cookie from our volunteers, coffee donated by Starbucks, a souvenir from ...

His name is Lance David

Thank you for a huge demonstration of community support tonight for Lance David, and for safe streets. Scores of people from all over West Seattle and the rest of the city rode with us. Mayor McGinn. Council Member Tom Rasmussen. SDOT Traffic Engineer Donho Chang. Port of Seattle Government Affairs Director Mike Merritt. Madi Carlson ...

Lance David Memorial Ride – May 7th 3

Lance David Memorial Ride - May 7th
On Wednesday, May 1st, the first hours of Bike to Work Month witnessed tragedy.  Lance David, a 54 year old cyclist, friend, father, and husband, was killed in a collision with a truck on East Marginal Way. Please join us and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a short memorial bike ride starting on Tuesday, May 7th ...

May is Bike to Work Month!

May is Bike to Work Month!
Today is May 1st, and it kicks off Bike to Work Month!  There are a lot of bicycling-related activities, so be sure to check them out. http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2013/04/30/a-look-ahead-at-bike-month/ Some of the more enjoyable parts of riding a bike from West Seattle is going over the bridge and seeing Mount Rainier… …and seeing the downtown skyline (and ...

Free Bicycle Repair! 1

Free Bicycle Repair!
Just in time for Bike-to-Work month…free bicycle repair!  The next opportunity is this Thursday, 5/2, from 6-9pm.  Keep reading for more info. The first Thursday of each month is free bicycle repair at the West Seattle Tool Library, brought to you by the Fixers Collective. Yes…it is free, but expect to help a bit with ...

Late Night Bike + Bus Adventures

Contributing Author:  Kathy Dunn On April 17th, a hot tip told me the Tokyo String Quartet was performing at UW Meany Hall that night…it would be their last performance in Seattle since they are on their final tour.  Transportation plan: take my bike and Metro to Ballard, then bike the final four miles along the Burke-Gilman Trail to ...

Timing the RapidRide C 3

Timing the RapidRide C
Metro has been criticized about RapidRide, especially the C line from West Seattle.  So why write about it on a “bike” blog? Well…we just want to talk about general transportation that’s sustainable.  We also feel getting around by bike is most efficient and enjoyable.  So we’re going to do a comparison today. (Jeff Hallman is ...

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes 2

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes
April 16, 2013 EAST MARGINAL WAY Peter Hahn, SDOT Director, updated the board on issues concerning freight movement. Some of them also concern bike movement. One is East Marginal Way, which he and Christine Wolf, Port of Seattle Seaport Transportation Director, described as the #1 priority for improvement. The “poster child”. The Port wants haul ...

Ped > Bikes > Transit > Freight > Cars 1

Ped > Bikes > Transit > Freight > Cars
Portland is doing it. So is Vancouver (Canada). Chicago too. They are prioritizing transit.  Pedestrians come first.  Personal automobiles (i.e. cars) are last.  Bikes are up there with pedestrians, as they should be.  Public transit is too.  These are all sustainable methods of transportation.  Cars simply are not, but they have their place and are ...

Making Connections… 1

Making Connections...
We’re just getting started with our online “connections” and creating a web presence, so check back soon for more info! In the meantime, our Facebook page and Google Group is being used for most communication.  Please join us if you wish to get in touch.